Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Seth Bedford Music

Music 2 Work 2's MySpace friends are an interesting mixture of individuals, some artists, some not. Among the artists are musicians who play music from all genres and musical instruments of all types.

Seth Bedford Music/Seth Bedford is a violist, composer, singer/songwriter, and arranger. He has his own band, Huxley Vertical, and has performed with other artists and bands. He lives in New York City.

His music is classified as Other/Classical/Jazz. The four selections available to hear on his MySpace page are an interesting assortment. I particularly like Anticipacion, which looks like it may be by The Elastic Wasteband, one of the bands with which he performed. It is a lively, feel good kind of piece. The other piece I especially like is Two Girls Mall Scene, a fast tempo, piano and strings piece; I just wish there was more of it - the 49 seconds available leaves you wanting to hear more.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Yaron Daffan

Yaron Daffan is one of our MySpace friends from Jerusalem, Israel. He has experience in composing, performance and production.

His music is classified as New Wave/Healing & Easy Listening/Ambient, so like the premise of Music 2 Work 2, Yaron Daffan believes that music is helpful and beneficial. His music has been performed by a variety of musical groups in Israel and Australia, in many different styles.

I really like Yaron Daffan's music, especially The Return of the C... and Humble Serenity. Check out these and the other two samples of his music on his MySpace page.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Mark Heimonen

Our MySpace friend, Mark Heimonen, describes his "band" as consisting of "little more than me, my guitar, a 15 year Roland D-20, a Radio Shack mike, and my computer." Whatever he uses to produce his music, I think it is lovely, relaxing, and very enjoyable listening.

Mark Heimonen is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He classifies his music as Acoustic/Indie/Classical.

The four pieces available to listen to on his MySpace page, are Anxiety First, Second and Third Movements, and Hopes and Dreams. All are piano driven and rhythmic, melodic pieces. It would be difficult for me to choose a favorite from the four; I like them all. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that my state of mind is so often one of anxiety that I am a little more drawn to those three samples of Mark's music. But, Hopes and Dreams forms a nice combination with them.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Sometimes it is hard to know much about an artist just from their MySpace page. Samples of their music are available to hear, but unless you are already familiar with the musician, if the information is not included on the MySpace page, you don't know whether they are doing the performing, the composing, or exactly what.

This is the case with one of the friends of Music 2 Work 2, Yoshiki. The pieces of music are very beautiful; piano driven, very melodic. My favorite is "Without You Piano ver." "Tears" is also a very lovely piece; it has lyrics in English and Japanese, I believe, and is available on the MySpace page in an unreleased version, as well as a recording done live at the Tokyo Dome.

In an attempt to find out more about the person responsible for this beautiful music, I read the blogs by Yoshiki. Apparently Yoshiki has lived in Japan and Los Angeles, is a composer/pianist, and has several movie scores and songs used in movies to his credit. The most interesting fact I found out is that Yoshiki is doing research into the relationship between music and the human brain. Of course, since Music 2 Work 2 is based on the premise that music is good for you, and beneficial to human beings in many ways, I was intrigued by this.

Yoshiki is a musician I would be interested in learning more about and whose music I would also like to hear more of.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More Thunderstorms

I am really going to have to start writing this blog earlier in the day! Once again we are into our pattern of thunderstorms every evening. The thunder is rumbling and I am beginning to see flashes of lightning, so it's time for me to shut down the computer. Not knowing how long this one will last, I wanted to just write a quick note; if it is possible to write more later, I will.

I love summer and the warm weather - - thunderstorms are a part of summer I could do without!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Jeff Oster

One of the MySpace friends of Music 2 Work 2 is Jeff Oster from California. Jeff Oster plays Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Synthesizer, Loops, and Percussion. Other musicians collaborate with him on some pieces. His music is classified as Lounge/Ambient/Acoustic.

The four samples of Jeff's music on his MySpace page are mellow and relaxing. In that sense, they remind me of some Music 2 Work 2 sessions. I especially like "At Last," on which Jeff says he is joined by Will Ackerman, guitarist, and "As I Live and Breathe."

Jeff Oster has a new CD, True, coming out this summer. I'm looking forward to hearing more of his beautiful music.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Change in focus

At the beginning of this week, we decided to switch our emphasis from getting other bands as Music 2 Work 2 MySpace friends to focusing on individuals. I have to admit that while it is interesting to read about individuals and what they are doing in their lives, I miss listening to all the different types and sounds of the music of other bands.

It is much slower going finding individuals for MySpace friends. For one thing, many individuals have made their profiles private, or some will not accept a friend request from a band. But, I'll continue the search - - individual friends are as important as other musicians and bands. Of course, I continue to try to find bands to be MySpace friends also. I am just dividing the way I spend my time on this a little differently now.

It's all good!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jamie Bonk

One of our MySpace friends whose music you might really enjoy is Jamie Bonk. His music is categorized as Jazz/Acoustic/Rock. Jamie Bonk is from Toronto, Ontario Canada, and is a guitarist/composer.

Jamie Bonk has three albums to his credit and his work has been recognized with several awards and award nominations.

I particularly like Wiggle and This Is It of the sample pieces on his MySpace page. They are both fast tempo, upbeat, "make you feel good" pieces. I like the prominence of the sound of the guitar.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

dan lo.fi

One of the really fun things about trying to find new friends on MySpace is getting to hear so many different kinds of music. While some are very similar to the type of music of the sessions of Music 2 Work 2, some are very different and unique.

Dan lo.fi is one of our friends whose sound is unique and enjoyable; it is classified as Electronica/Electro/Indie. Dan lo.fi (Daniel Pugh) is from London and is a classically trained violinist and composer.

Elastic Tension and Chamber Electronica 51 are the songs from the samples on dan lo.fi's MySpace page that I like the most. Check out dan lo.fi and see what you think!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Peppe Arezzo

Peppe Arezzo is one of our MySpace friends. He is a pianist and composer from Italy. Since his MySpace page is written mostly in Italian, I don't know much about him, except that I like his music.

His music is classified as Acoustic/Other; it is piano driven but other instruments are used as well.
Three of the four sample pieces on his MySpace page are fast tempo, upbeat, happy songs. One of these, Colapesce, has lyrics.

My favorite songs of Peppe Arezzo from his page are La Citt delle Merav..., which is one of the fast tempo pieces that begins with an almost "carnival" sound, and La Leggende di Dafni, which is slower tempo and has a more dramatic feel. I think both these pieces are not only interesting but also lovely.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Storms and Migraines

Rain and storm systems, go away; Charlotte needs a migraine-free day!!

We have had so many thunderstorms over the past several weeks, some really severe. The change in weather conditions - barometric pressure or something - causes me to have migraines, so there haven't been many days lately that I haven't had one.

This is just a quick note, as another storm is starting, to let you know that things are moving on with Music 2 Work 2. Watch for additional changes to our website - - it's gonna be so cool - - and check back here to find out about some of our other MySpace friends.

Gotta go - the thunder and pounding in my head are both getting stronger.

Friday, July 13, 2007

New Development Piece on Website

There is a new development piece on the Music 2 Work 2 website. Wendi's 40th is a session Andrew is in the process of developing for his wife's 40th birthday.

I think it is very beautiful already, with two voices. As he develops it further, other voices may be added. And, you will be able to follow the development and hear the changes as the session progresses and takes its final form.

I am very excited about the plans for making the stages of development of new sessions available on the website. When I was visiting in Los Angeles last February, I observed Andrew composing some new sessions; it was fascinating!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Miranda Quammie

Miranda Quammie is a MySpace friend of Music 2 Work2 who is a singer/songwriter. She performs her songs at the piano. Miranda grew up and resides in London.

She writes and sings ballads, pop songs and meditative melodies based on themes such as memories, childhood, and identity. Her voice is clear and pleasing to listen to.

There are two of her songs on her MySpace page that I particularly like, The Snow Goose and Midnight Garden Live. They both have lovely melodies and stories told through the lyrics.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ron S.

Our MySpace friend, Ron S. is originally from NY, now located in Virginia. His Progressive/Ambient/Experimental type of music is described as "Guitar Driven Synthesis."

Ron plays bass and guitar and has been a part of a couple of groups, and associated in some way with a variety of other musicians. Now, apparently on his own, I find his sound interesting and pleasant to listen to.

My favorite musical piece from Ron's MySpace page is Hot Dust. I like the mixture of instrumental sounds and the changes in tempo and mood reflected in this piece.

For an enjoyable and unique listening experience, spend a few minutes on Ron's MySpace page.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pianistic Tendencies

Pianistic Tendencies (Ian Hudson) composes and performs New Wave/Classical/Ambient piano music. Ian is located in Massachusetts where he is majoring in music at Bridgewater State College.

There are three selections on his MySpace page to listen to; all very beautiful, relaxing music. Listening to Pianistic Tendencies I am reminded of sessions by Music 2 Work 2 such as Vincent and Boys Bedtime.

This is one of our MySpace friends that I definitely think you should check out!

Friday, July 06, 2007

John Tussey

John Tussey is one of our MySpace friends who believes, as we do, that music is good for you and can benefit human beings in many ways. He is from Mililani, Hawaii and categorizes his music as
Ambient/Healing & Easy Listening/Jazz.

The samples of John Tussey's music on his MySpace page are piano pieces mostly calming, relaxing music. Healing Flow and Living Water Flowing are my favorite of the four pieces available to listen to. They remind me of several of the Music 2 Work 2 sessions. Jazzy Joy, as the name indicates, is a faster tempo, upbeat, jazzy tune, very different from the others. It is "feel good music" in its own way.

Check out John Tussey's music.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Nothing happens fast........but it happens!

You will notice some more changes on the Music 2 Work 2 website. There is now music to hear on the front page and players are being added to each session page.

I really like the way Andrew is now explaining his reasoning, his thought process in composing some of the music, such as the National Identity Card. I think you will find more of that with the newer sessions and the posting of the steps of their development.

Things are falling into place as we have planned. Nothing ever happens quite as fast as we would like, but things are happening………….and we are very excited about that.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July 4th

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Simon Daum

Simon Daum is a MySpace friend of Music 2 Work 2 who composes Classical/Healing and Easy Listening music. He is from Germany.

His music is relaxing and very lovely. It is mostly piano driven. I really enjoyed listening to all four musical pieces on his MySpace page, but I think my favorite is "Be Still." "Be Still" reminds me a great deal of Music 2 Work 2's "Victoria." Both are calming, beautiful pieces.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Piero Baldan

One of the really fun parts of finding other musicians to be MySpace friends to Music 2 Work 2 is getting to hear so many different types of music, instruments, etc.

Piero Baldan, one of our MySpace friends, is a cellist; he plays cello, guitar and bass guitar. Piero Baldan is from Venezia, Italy. His music is classified as Classical/Minimalist/Experimental.

Four musical pieces are available to listen to on his MySpace page. I especially like Giorgia and Cavalli Metafisici. Both of these pieces are harmonious and have an upbeat tempo. For a musical experience that is pleasant and somewhat different, I recommend listening to these pieces by Piero Baldan.